The Oculus Rift and 360 Video – Challenges, possibilities, and the next great leap in storytelling

Oculus Rift’s acquisition by Facebook is big news for the VR community, and if you haven’t yet experienced the view of a 360° video on an Oculus Rift you hardly might understand what that fuss is all about. We offer you the opportunity to try the Oculus Rift yourself and find out why others got hooked.

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From the Spire — Creating the 1WTC Time Magazine Gigapixel Panorama

The news and especially the images recently spread all over the web. At our Las Vegas 2014 conference we will bring you  a first hand talk from the guys who actually managed to get that terrific image from the top of One World Trade Center. Learn how they closed the deal, managed the many challenges and which hardware tweaks they used.

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Las Vegas 2014 — Raising the Game is online

I am proud to announce on behalf of the IVRPA Board of Directors that Las Vegas 2014 – RAISING THE GAME – The International Panoramic Photography Conference, is on.

The conference will take place at the Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, NV from May 25th until May 31st 2014.

“Raising the Game” is this years theme, and you can take my word for it, with this years conference not only IVRPA is opting to raise the game.

We are very happy to announce that Evan Rapoport, Product Manager on Google Maps for Photo Sphere, Views, & Street View and his team will join us and that we have a confirmation that Anne Archambault, Senior Program Manager at Photosynth will give us a presentation.

And this is just the beginning. Over the course of the next weeks a lot of information will be added here about all aspects of the Las Vegas 2014 Conference Talks, Las Vegas 2014 Workshops, Las Vegas 2014 Social Events and Las Vegas 2014 Excursions.

So don’t hesitate to purchase your conference tickets for Las Vegas 2014 through our Tickets page.

The first 25 bookings will benefit from an Early-Bird discount.

We highly recommend to also book your stay at the Tropicana Hotel through our Hotel page.

We were able to negotiate a rate of just $65 per room and night for the time of the conference. The price is guaranteed for a block of 80 rooms. Once they’re gone the Tropicana will still have plenty of rooms available, but there is no guarantee that they will extend the rate to a larger number of rooms.

Attendees who wish to extend their stay in Las Vegas before and/or after the conference should please contact us via our Contact page, or if you have any other questions.

Jürgen Schrader
President IVRPA and Las Vegas 2014 Organizer

Photo courtesy of Jürgen Schrader,

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